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Vanner for ‘Full Electrification’

October 12, 2014 by Kirk Fetzer in APTA Expo 2014 with 0 Comments
Vanner’s HBA brand hybrid beltless alternator. The 1,000th was delivered to The Rapid in Grand Rapids, Mich. earlier this year.

Vanner’s HBA brand hybrid beltless alternator. The 1,000th was delivered to The Rapid in Grand Rapids, Mich. earlier this year.

Ohio-based Vanner, building on its HBA brand hybrid beltless alternators – solid-state, air-cooled devices that replace the belt-driven alternator on a hybrid bus – is promoting a Dual HBA configuration for “full electrification” at Booth 4400.

The double design, with a high voltage distribution module, produces 600 amps at idle to power a vehicle’s 24-volt system. The Vanner HVDM works as a “smart high voltage grid” for a hybrid or electric drive bus, says marketing VP Chris Collet. It produces 230-volt three-phase AC power, enough to run electric air conditioning, air compressor and power steering.

“Full electrification for a heavy duty hybrid bus,” Collet told Fleets & Fuels: “Electrical energy management for all the right reasons.”

Vanner developed the HBA with Gillig (Booth 4337), supplier of the bus with the 1,000th system to The Rapid in Michigan.

Vanner describes the HBA as “an energy-efficient solid-state DC conversion alternative to traditional mechanical-drive alternator systems that reduces maintenance, fuel consumption 
and emissions.”

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